(Closed) Worst favors you’ve ever received?

posted 13 years ago in Favors
Post # 3
73 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: March 2009 - Beach Social Hall

Oh gosh, that bird is pretty terrible. I’ve only been to 3 weddings, two of which didn’t have favors, and the other only gave guests a small bag of M&Ms.

Post # 4
101 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: November 2021

I love that you included a picture of that bird! Hillllarious.

Post # 5
3793 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: July 2009

This should end up being a great thread!  I haven’t gotten anything truly heinous, and in fact I’ve gotten some really good ones (wildflower seeds)…

But I would say the 1980’s style keychain (you know the one I’m talking about… clear thick plastic with a photo stuck inside) with the photo of the bride and groom that I received was probably a waste.  I mean, am I really going to carry around a picture of my girlfriend and her husband with my keys. Nuh uh!

Post # 6
398 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2009

That bird is going to give me nightmares! haha!

I think the weirdest one I got a shooter. Really. I mean, who doesn’t love a little cute bottle of alcohol, but it was a very strange wedding favor!

Post # 7
114 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: September 2009

LOL! You’ve got some pretty bad wedding favors! Can’t say I can relate – all I get are candles, which is great if you love candles. …

Post # 8
55 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

The picture is great.  Gave me a well needed chuckle.

The worse favor I ever received was a bag of melted chocolate.  Totally liquified.  Chocolate + August = mess.

Post # 9
179 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

Hey- a pen is pretty handy, regardless of what it says. I run out of pens all the time

The worst are pictures of the bride and groom in any capacity- unless its a sibling or something like that, no one really wants a picture of you two. Leave it to save the dates or thank you cards.

I went to a wedding once where they gave out subscriptions to their college newspaper- which would have been great if I went to their college. They met working on the newspaper staff so I understood it, but thought it was a little akward

Post # 10
74 posts
Worker bee

I got a tiny tiny, (like 1.5X1.5 inches) of mixed nuts that had a tag which said "to love and cherish".  It was the running joke all night long that we’ll be loving and cherishing nuts.  Most people didn’t take their with them and I threw mine out after a few days.  They should have just saved themselves the money.

Post # 11
44 posts
  • Wedding: July 2009

the bird made me laugh! thanks for sharing

@ms tofu: all i get are candles too!

Post # 12
184 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: May 2009

I haven’t gotten any terrible favors at weddings – mostly edible ones which are aok by me!  I will say the most random favor was a set of glass coasters with flowers on them.  They were very nice coasters, but it was one of those things where I was like, "OK, now I have to find a place for these in my house…"

Post # 13
170 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

I once got a bottle opener in the shape of a dolphin…lol! Others include candles, cd of mixed songs. I think edible is the best way to go. The pic of that bird is too much

Post # 14
296 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: December 1969

eh… a shot glass with the wedding date on it…  a glass bird cage (it fits in your hand. I so don’t get it- I guess because it kind of sort of looked like what was a larger version on their wedding cake???)

Post # 15
699 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2008

The worst:

  • ceramic "pea in a pod" salt and pepper shakers
  • mini bottle of bubbles
  • mini champagne cup with their wedding date and names on it

We gave out homemade chocolate daisy suckers.  We did this because of an earlier post on weddingbee about edible favors being the best.

Post # 16
453 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2008

At one wedding I got a cheap candle and at another I got some cheap glass coasters (the one The Knot sells).  Both were thrown out.  The weddings where they give out chocolate and candy gets my seal of approval.

If I were to go back in time, I would do little bottles of olive oil.

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